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Bond Investing in a Challenging Rate Environment
Current market conditions have made this a particularly challenging time for bond investors. Interest rates have recently surged, coming off historic lows -- leaving investors concerned about where to find income and the potential impact to the valuations of their bond portfolios. Join us on September 13th to hear from a panel of Fidelity’s leading experts on the bond markets. This webinar will examine the current state of the fixed income market, as well as the outlook for bonds, and will offer insight to help you reexamine the role of fixed income in your portfolio.
In general, the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities). Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Lower-quality fixed income securities involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, and economic risks. Any fixed-income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.